The Biker and the Rabbit
A biker is riding along when he sees a rabbit jump out into the road in front of him carrying a basket of eggs. He swerves to avoid hitting it, but unfortunately the rabbit turns and runs back. Thump! The rabbit gets run over by the bikers back tire and flips into the air then hits the pavement. The biker, actually being a sensitive man by nature aside from his rough exterior, turns around hoping the rabbit is alive.
Upon reaching the poor creature he finds the animal to be dead. The biker feels so awful that he feels a tear falling down his cheek. An Angel riding down the road sees him crying and pulls over. She reaches down and flips out her kickstand and asks the biker what is wrong.
"I just feel terrible," he says, "I accidentally ran over this rabbit and killed it."
The Angel says "Don't worry." Then she rummages through her saddle bags and produces a spray can. She walks over to the lifeless, twisted animal, bends down, tosses her long blond hair over her shoulder, and sprays the contents of the can all over the rabbit.
All of a sudden the rabbit leaps to his feet, grabs up his eggs, waves to both of them and hops off down the side of the road. Ten feet away the rabbit stops, turns around and waves again. He hops on down the road waving constantly until he is out of sight.
The biker is completely astonished and rushes over to the Angel and demands, "What is in that can? What did you spray on that rabbit?"
The Angel just smiles and turns the can around for the biker to read:
"Hair Spray - Restores life to dead hair, adds permanent wave"
Kyrie Eleison - "Lord have mercy"
The Symbol of the Easter Bunny Revealed.
Have you actually ever wondered what the heck the Easter bunny and Easter eggs had to do with . . . Easter? Well here it is, and now you can wow your children and your friends children about the origin and relation of the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs and the celebration.
The symbol of the Easter Bunny originated with the Pagan festival of Eastre. (Yes, that is the correct spelling case you wondered.) The goddess, Eastre was worshipped by the Anglo-Saxons through her earth symbol, the rabbit. The Germans brought the symbol of the Easter rabbit to America. It was widely ignored by other Christians until shortly after the Civil War. In fact, Easter was not widely celebrated in America until well after that time. The Hare and the Rabbit were the most fertile animals known and serve as the symbols of new life in spring.
The Easter egg is a symbol of rebirth in most cultures. If you were of a wealthy family, the eggs were wrapped in Gold leaf or, if you were a peasant, the eggs were brightly colored by boiling them in the leaves or petals of certain flowers.
The custom of giving eggs in the springtime was centuries old before Easter was adopted and celebrated by Christians.